Sunday, October 14, 2012

36 Weeks

How Far Along: 36 Weeks, one more week till full term!

Size of Baby: They always measure my belly at my doctor appointments, and once again it measured too small. This happened a couple weeks ago but when they did the ultrasound she was fine. So they scheduled an ultrasound for next Friday at my 37 week apt. My Dr. said she isn't really concerned because last time she was fine, it might just be the way I carry her but they just wanna check as a precaution. I'm not really worried because I think if they were really concerned they would have scheduled the ultrasound for that day and not wait a week. Although one of my best friends who has a little girl said the same thing happened to her and they ended up inducing her because she was full term anyways, but wasn't growing anymore. Part of me freaks out when I think of them inducing me next week, but part of me is really excited about the thought of meeting her so soon.

Weight Gain: 25 pounds. 

Maternity Clothes: The dress I wore to my shower yesterday was a wrap dress, so I just tied it looser than I normally do and it fit!

Gender: All girl, I love all the pink and girly stuff we have gotten for her!

Movement: Lots of movement up high near my ribs and lungs. 

Sleep: Sleep is okay, some nights better than others but overall it's not that bad. 

Symptoms: I have a urinary tract infection. I just thought that she was pushing on my bladder and that's why it was bothering me. At the doctor's on Friday they tested my urine and found blood, bacteria and protein in it. So I'm on an antibiotic and I already feel so much better. 

I am also 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced (my cervix has thinned 50% and has 50% more to go)!! I was really excited when my doctor told me, although she said it's no indication of when I will actually go into labor. But, my body is getting ready!

Food Cravings: Ice cream still and pumpkin things! On Saturday before the shower I couldn't wait for my mom's little hot dogs. She always makes them as an appetizer and they were sooo good!

What I Miss: Just having my body back. 

What I’m Looking Forward To: I really wanna finish everything on my list this week. It will be nice to be fully prepared for when she does come. Also, the nursery should be done this week and I can't wait to take pictures of it.

Best Moment This Week: Definitely this weekend. Saturday was our family baby shower and it was so nice. My aunt and cousin came up from Florida and spent the whole weekend with us. My dad came down from Baltimore and Clarke had relatives come up from North Carolina. It was so great to celebrate with family and once again we got so spoiled. My dad even set up a college savings account for her! But really the best part was just being with family. We went to the Richmond Folk Festival today and the weather was so nice. It means so much to me that all my family is so excited for us and they came so far to celebrate. 

Hopefully this week I will post more about the shower and all the nursery pictures! 


Melissa said...

You look so cute! Getting really close now!

Melissa said...

You look awesome! So close to the end now!

I was 1cm and 50% effaced at my 39 week appointment. My Dr. didn't think I'd go on my own and told me she wanted to induce if Landon wasn't here by his due date. She was worried he'd get to big and she wanted to avoid the c-section (I didn't wind up having one). I went into labor on my own 2 days later. It's such a crapshoot, but the fact that you body is getting ready is awesome! :)

It's funny because I said I wanted my body back at the end of my pregnancy too, then when I was breastfeeding, I was still saying it hahaha. Your body is definitely your own again once the baby comes out, but you're still sharing it in a different way.

Erin said...

You look AMAZING Jenny!! I love reading your updates! I'll be praying for you during this last stage of your pregnancy--so exciting! :)